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Fri 01 Sep, 2017:
Ravel: L'heure espagnole; Chabrier: España

The earlier of Maurice Ravel’s two operas, L’heure espagnole (1908) shares some of the comic spirit of his later one, L’enfant et les...

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Fri 07 Apr, 2017:
Dvořák: Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95 (From the New World); A Hero's Song, Op 111

It was Gustav Mahler who, in 1898, conducted the world premiere of Dvořák's A Hero's Song. It proved to be the Czech master's orchestral swansong,...

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Wed 01 Feb, 2017:
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11; The Four Ballades

Still in his early 20s, Seoul-born Seong-Jin Cho was winner of the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. Mark DeVoto was justly enthusiastic...

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Fri 09 Sep, 2016:
Debussy: La Chute de la Maison Usher; Le Diable dans le beffroi

Debussy’s two Edgar Allan Poe operas were commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera of New York following the worldwide success of Pelléas et...

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Wed 31 Aug, 2016:
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon musagète; Concerto in D for string orchestra

This new disc of three neoclassical masterpieces includes some of the finest small-orchestra sound I’ve heard on disc in several years –...

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Wed 06 Apr, 2016:
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54; Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op 92; Introduction and Concert-Allegro, Op 134; Träumerei, Op 15 No 7

That so much of Schumann’s ever-popular Piano Concerto is marked by arpeggiating chords is sometimes considered a weakness of his piano style, but...

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Fri 25 Mar, 2016:
Chopin: Preludes, Op 28; Nocturne in C minor, Op 48 No 1; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35; Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53

This live recording, by the winner of the 17th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw last year, reveals a young pianist with splendid technique...

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Mon 21 Mar, 2016:
Ravel: L'Heure espagnole; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Ravel’s first opera, from 1907-09, is a superb stage farce, and if you can’t find a good video (such as Glyndebourne’s), I think this is the...

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Tue 08 Mar, 2016:
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42; Dichterliebe, Op 48; 6 Lieder

Mark DeVoto enthusiastically greeted Dorothea Röschmann and Mitsuko Uchida’s Decca recording of Frauenliebe und –leben (reviewed on 5 February...

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Fri 05 Feb, 2016:
Schumann: Liederkreis, Op 39; Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op 42; Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)

One is unlikely to find a more beautiful Lieder recital this year than this fine collection, including two of Schumann’s most beloved cycles, the 12...

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Mon 30 Nov, 2015:
Berg Lyric Suite; Wellesz: Sonette der Elisabeth Barrett Browning, Op 52; Zeisl: Komm, süsser Tod

This disc is the best recording of Berg’s epic Lyric Suite I have yet heard, surpassing even the still-wonderful Juilliard Quartet performance of...

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Wed 25 Nov, 2015:
Grime: Night Songs; Virga; Into the faded air; Clarinet Concerto; A Cold Spring; Everyone Sang; Near Midnight

Helen Grime (b 1981) is revealed on this disc as a young composer of vivid imagination and an unerring instinct for attractive sound that is...

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